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Grand Teatret is large art house cinema close to Rådhuspladsen (the Town Hall Square) and Copenhagen's most popular shopping street, Strget. The cozy atmosphere of the surroundings has diffused into the café and the lobby of the cinema. It contains six theaters, which vary in size and comfort, depending on the popularity of the film being screened. On the repertoire are mostly arty or intellectual films, or smaller productions that the commercial cinemas have left unscreened.
Located on Kongens Nytorv, the Royal Danish Theater was built by architect Wilhelm Dallerup in 1874. The building is especially impressive at night when crowds flock to the theater in evening dress. Home of the Royal Theater Company, the Royal Ballet and the Opera, the theater has two stages: Gamle Scene (old stage) and Ny Scene (new stage). Gamle Scene has a magnificent auditorium. The ceiling is decorated with Constantin Hansen's Nine Muses. Sculptures of two of Denmark's most famous playwrights decorate the entrance: Ludvig Holberg (1684-1754) was sculpted by T. Stein in 1875 and Adam Oehlenschläger (1799-1850) made by H.W. Bissen in 1861. In 1929-31 the Ny Scene was built in a separate building, the controversial, art deco Strekassen. The ticket office is open from 1p to 8p, Monday to Saturday. Leftover tickets are sold at half price from 5p on the evening of the performance.
Bellevue Teatret was the finishing touch to a local architectural plan for the area of Bellevue, made by world-famous Danish architect Arne Jacobsen in the 1930s. The theater was finished in 1936 and stands for modern, white Functionalism. From the outside, the building is impressive, but inside a typical, intimate Jacobsen design universe opens up. The round shapes, the mosaics, and the way the balcony wraps around the theater just have to be experienced. The repertoire consists mainly of family entertainment and shows of the lighter kind. People flock in from the city to feel the spirit and to see the phenomenal view over the beautiful Øresund.